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Movies and Foreign Impressions

I heard your story about China and their misimpressions of America from movies & TV. It reminded me of a conversation with a lady...

I met a woman who was going somewhere, and I remarked that I had a great time in Munich, Paris, and Normandy in August 1999. She said she had been to Paris and hated it. I was stunned. "Don't you like museums and such?" I inquired. She explained that she expected superb cuisine, and something about the people not being what she expected. I think she expected some sort of movie experience. I expected the people to be, well, people, just living and working, and not particularly waiting for the arrival of some stupid American. She said the food was average or too expensive, she didn't care for museums, and the people were not friendly enough.

I loved the museums, the Eiffel Tower, the history, the Seine, a bowl of onion soup, the Champs-Elysees and Arch de Triomphe, the Metro, the Concierge, wandering the streets, and even the lowly SEWER TOUR!

I guess it's all a matter of what you expect.




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